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Constance enters the scene
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Constance
Ahahaha!
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Byleth, Yuri enter the scene
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Yuri
What is with you? Finally coming apart at the seams from all those late nights spent researching, huh?
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Constance
Ahaha! For once, your sharp tongue misses its mark.
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Constance
My elation is too powerful for your petty sniping to have any effect!
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Constance
Aren't you curious as to the reason? No matter, I shall tell you anyway.
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Constance
Not long ago, the church reached out to me. They bade me travel to House Gerth, escorted by the knights.
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Constance
During the Dagda and Brigid war, you see, Houses Nuvelle and Gerth fought side by side.
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Constance
Yet we were the ones who suffered wrack and ruin, while they kept their Foreign Ministry position.
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Constance
I cannot turn back time to change that, of course.
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Constance
But I would relish the opportunity to give Duke Gerth a proper tongue-lashing!
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Yuri
I guess that is one of your pastimes, isn't it? Anyway, seems the church has business with House Gerth.
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Constance
Gerth is one of the Six Great Noble Houses. They oversee the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Yuri
And the ministry is in charge of diplomacy for other regions and territories.
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Constance
Of the Six Great Noble Houses, it is the one which oversees the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Constance
The church wishes to obtain a Hero's Relic thought to reside in House Gerth's collection.
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Constance
The delicate negotiations of acquiring it fall to me, due to my connection with the duke.
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Ah, a Hero's Relic...
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Yuri
I thought they were all returned to the descendants of the 10 Elites by the church ages ago.
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Yuri
House Gerth has no ties to the elites, and I don't think the head even has a Crest.
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Yuri
Odd indeed for them to have a Relic.
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Constance
There is talk that the Relic fell into his hands during the Dagda and Brigid war.
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Constance
The Church of Seiros was displeased to learn this.
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Constance
They feel the Relic should belong to them and have made that plain to House Gerth.
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Do we know how the duke acquired it?
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Yuri
I believe the Relic was found in a foreign land where it was mistaken for a marvelous, but benign, treasure.
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Yuri
Then it was probably gifted as recompense to House Gerth, as part of a reconciliation.
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Yuri
Who can say why it had landed on foreign shores to begin with, though.
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Constance
You seem rather well-informed on the subject.
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Yuri
Eh, I caught wind of some of the story, which piqued my interest.
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Yuri
I did some digging and drew conclusions, like I tend to do. So what you've got is what I think—nothing more.
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Yuri
Anyway. Constance. If you're headed to House Gerth, so am I.
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Constance
What game are you playing here?
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Yuri
No games—this time. I just want to get a gander at that shiny Relic they're keeping hidden away.
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Constance
I haven't the authority to prevent it, but if you must accompany us, I should like the professor along too.
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Constance
The more eyes watching this snake, the better.
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Yuri
I think you've confused a snake with a bird. You coming, friend?
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Constance
Ahaha! I knew you'd see things my way. Allow me to make a few quick preparations and we can depart.
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Constance
What a delicious frisson it gives me to imagine the look upon the duke's face! Ahaha!
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Constance leaves the scene
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Yuri
I sure hope the church knows what they're doing, choosing her to negotiate this...
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Yuri
I guess this was all pretty abrupt, wasn't it? Let me know if you change your mind, yeah?